Fodor's Expert Review Isandlwana Lodge

Off R68, Isandlwana, KwaZulu Natal, 3005, South Africa

It's said that on January 22, 1879, during the Battle of Isandlwana, which was a major defeat for the British army, the chief of the Zulu army stood on Nyoni Rock where this lodge is now built. With sweeping views of the battlefield, the building, shaped like a Zulu shield, commemorates Isandlwana. The comfortable rooms are named for Zulus significant in the war, and bathrooms contain shield-shape sink pedestals. The interiors are modern yet Afrocentric, with African prints and wooden furniture. Picture windows in public areas make the most of the incredible battlefield views. Trips to the local battlefields are led by knowledgeable local guides.

PROS

  • amazing views
  • battle tours on-site
  • battle tours start on-site
  • beautiful rooms

CONS

  • area a bit bleak if the weather's bad
  • area a bit bleak if the weather's bad
  • remote location
  • food served, while very good, depends on what's delivered and portions aren't big

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Historical
Casual
Countryside
Local Flavor
$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 034-271–8301 | 034-271–8306

HOTEL DETAILS

12 rooms, 1 guesthouse
Rate Includes: All meals

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